Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Breakaway Anglican Group Experiencing Schism

From Christian Post-

A group of American churches that left The Episcopal Church over theological differences is experiencing its own issues with breakaway congregations.

The Anglican Mission in the Americas, a South Carolina-based denomination connected to the Anglican Church of Rwanda, has found itself in a complex power struggle that has thus far resulted in 20 of its 250 affiliate churches and congregations leaving.

This whole episode began with the varied responses that several conservative Episcopal congregations had as their church hierarchy became increasingly liberal on social and theological issues. The increasingly liberal hierarchy of The Episcopal Church resulted in several congregations leaving the denomination.

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1 comment:

localhist said...

This is not surprising. Many new groups formed by schism eventually have their own schism in an attempt to maintain the purity of the Gospel or some other distinctive.